Director Carsten Agert appointed to the round table "Energiewende"

Prof Dr Carsten Agert, director of NEXT ENERGY, was appointed by Lower Saxony Minister of the Environment Stefan Wenzel to the round table “Energiewende”. The function of this committee of roughly 50 experts is to attend the


Energy experts handed over their recommendations to the Dutch Royal House and government of Lower Saxony

Participants of the German-Dutch Energy Symposium, which was arranged by the University of Oldenburg and EWE Research Centre NEXT ENERGY on May 26th 2014, summarized their results in nine key recommendations. This paper was handed over to the Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Prime Minister of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil on Friday, June 6th 2014.


DWV Innovation Prize awarded to NEXT ENERGY-employee Julian Buesselmann

NEXT ENERGY-employee Julian Buesselmann has been awarded with the Innovation Prize of the German Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. He received the Prize for his Bachelor thesis written at NEXT ENERGY.


NEXT ENERGY ∙ EWE Research Centre for Energy Technology

Our energy supply system is in a state of transition. In order to achieve increased utilisation of renewable energies and improve energy efficiency, ideas, innovations and intelligent systems are required. The EWE Research Centre NEXT ENERGY is playing an active role in shaping both the conceptual and technological aspects of this transformation process.
Focussing on the research areas of Photovoltaics, Fuel Cells and Energy Storage systems, the Institute possesses expertise in three key technologies that are of increasing importance during the transformation to decentralised energy provision.

Where our expertise issues overlap we are also engaged in modelling and analysis of future electricity supply systems as well as in the building energy management. We develop the individual components of this – e.g. solar cells, PV installations, electrical storage systems and micro-CHP units –from the material to the system level. Optimally matched with one another, they will merge in future buildings to form intelligent control centres of the energy system.